WE UNITE PUERTO RICANS AND OTHERS

WHO WE ARE

Puerto Rico One is a volunteer effort aimed at contributing to the long-term development of the island by questioning the solutions being proposed; mobilizing individuals and public opinion to impact the proposed solutions; and supporting this initiatives commenced on the island whose aim is to support the dramatic transformation of the island’s Economy.

When the dual hurricanes hit the island in 2017, we were compelled into action to assist in any manner possible. Knowing the devastation throughout the island, we were keenly aware that the central government in San Juan would be severely limited in their ability to attend to the needs of the entire island so we started an effort to provide direct assistance to the communities in the western region, so we raised funds, transported materials and equipment and raised awareness of the dire conditions that Puerto Rico would continue to face for decades.

As students of the fiscal crisis that Puerto Rico is facing, we began to notice a disturbing trend on the solutions being proposed for our island. We noticed that the solicitations were either of immediate duration or did not benefit the residents.

As a result, we joined our passion with others throughout the US and with dedicated individuals on the island who shared our vision that Puerto Rico’s economy must change to address the island’s needs now and into the future.

Mission

Puerto Rico One will be guided by a board of directors comprised of concerned Puerto Ricans and others who share the organization’s goals. We will be inviting thinkers and practitioners who will contribute to the dialog necessary to transform Puerto Rico into a sustainable entity serving the interests and needs of Puerto Ricans.

Vision

We envision Puerto Rico becoming an Education Mecca for the Caribbean and Latin America because of the strong assets that the island possess. In about fifteen years, we see a Puerto Rico that is known as much for its tourism as for its progress in technology, engineering, and entrepreneurship. We view this focus on technical education as having the potential of creating technology incubators for businesses, permitting industry and education to strengthen each other through joint projects and teaching opportunities, and being able to develop from its own students, institutions, and businesses incubated in the island. By focusing investments and efforts in and around Mayaguez and the western part of the island, Puerto Rico will see an increased demand for housing, entertainment, and tourism that will need to be addressed.

OUR PURPOSE

We expect to achieve Puerto Rico's transformation by organizing support by

REBUILDING AFTER 2017 HURRICANES

QUESTIONING THE ECONOMIC MODEL

SUPPORTING LOCAL EFFORTS THAT LEAD TO TRANSFORMATION

There are over 9 million Puerto Ricans: 3 million on the island and other 6 million scattered throughout the world. Through our efforts, we expect to connect this nation of Puerto Ricans with other like-minded individuals who can contribute to defining the future of Puerto Rico for generations to come.